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Event: Reading Pan-African Festivals - Archival Encounters at G.A.S.

Event: Reading Pan-African Festivals - Archival Encounters at G.A.S.

Are you interested in exploring the G.A.S. Library and Picton Archive? Five weeks into the Annotations Programme, G.A.S. Foundation invites you to share in our learnings on archival practice, and to explore our research into Pan-African Festivals such as FESTAC '77. Join us for a reading session hosted by our Research Associates and Interns-in-Residence, developed in response to the...

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Event: METAmorphosis in Bariga

Event: METAmorphosis in Bariga

To conclude a collaboration with Peter Abayomi of Eran Jije Project initiated on arrival in Lagos, Katesi Kalange returned to Bariga to share the outputs of her residency with the local residents some of whom had been instrumental in helping her shape her residency project. Shortly after arriving in the city, Katesi conducted a community cleaning drive in the Isale-Akoka...

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Introducing Annotations Programme Curators Naima Hassan and Maryam Kazeem

Introducing Annotations Programme Curators Naima Hassan and Maryam Kazeem

Annotations is a six-month project that explores major African cultural festivals and their dual nature as historic events and repositories of postcolonial pan-African encounters. Led by co-curators Naima Hassan (Interim Picton Archivist) and Maryam Kazeem (iranti press), Annotations will explore the entangled histories of FESMAN, Panaf, Zaire 74, and FESTAC’77 through a pedagogical...

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Event: Ugwu-001

Event: Ugwu-001

A residency presentation by Amanda Iheme

In conclusion of her 8-week-long residency, G.A.S. Foundation's 2023 Fellowship recipient, Amanda Iheme, presents Ugwu-001, a reflection on her residency research and experiences. Drawing from the Igbo word "Ugwu," meaning "Dignity," this event divulges the core of Amanda's study, which is rooted in a rigorous examination of Nigeria's affordable...

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Exploring Cinematic Histories: Dawit L. Petros Begins His G.A.S. Residency

Exploring Cinematic Histories: Dawit L. Petros Begins His G.A.S. Residency

The start of May was marked by the arrival of our seventh Tiwani Contemporary supported resident at G.A.S. Foundation. Dawit L. Petros. Dawit’s rich, collaborative multidisciplinary practice blends visual art, film and photography. His time in Lagos will provide a crucial opportunity to build on and develop existing projects.

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Event: Focus on Four

Event: Focus on Four

A Photography Studio Visit Hosted by Amanda Iheme

Focus on Four is a photography presentation curated by current resident Amanda Iheme, aimed at individuals exploring their own photography practice, or looking to discover new talent in the medium. It will spotlight the work of four Lagos-based photographers and deep-dive into their creative processes articulating their distinct narratives through the lens of urban and...

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Event: Art and Research Workshop

Event: Art and Research Workshop

Architecture Photographer in residence at G.A.S. Foundation, Amanda Iheme, invites you to apply for a research workshop for research-oriented practitioners. From seasoned researchers to budding creatives, this opportunity allows selected participants to engage with titles from the G.A.S. Library and Picton Archive in a supportive, collaborative environment. Segments of the workshop will...

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Event: African Glass Futures

Event: African Glass Futures

A Talk and Rare Glass Presentation by Graeme Smith

In African Glass Futures, guests received an introductory talk through glass production, and its role in traditional societies around the world as currencies, markers of class, and glassmaking as a coveted skill. The evening uncovered RCABLK resident, Graeme Smith's expertise as a glass sculptor, ceramicist and researcher of traditional and contemporary glass-making...

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Open Call: Annotations Programme Research Associates

Open Call: Annotations Programme Research Associates

Applications Closed

Are you passionate about cultural exchange and eager to delve into the exploration of African art library collections and archival materials? Join us as a researcher under G.A.S. Foundation's 7 week Annotations Research Programme from 10th June until 26th July 2024. 

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Residency Report: Remi Kuforiji

Residency Report: Remi Kuforiji

Water No Get Enemy: Counter-cartographies of Diaspora describes the ongoing research of Remi Kuforiji, one of two inaugural residents from the Royal College of Art's Association of Black Students, Alumni & Friends (RCA BLK) at G.A.S. Foundation. Starting in 2021, the multifaceted project has taken various forms including installation, Illustration and film. The...

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Glass, Beads, and Craftsmanship in Lagos: Introducing Graeme Spencer Smith

Glass, Beads, and Craftsmanship in Lagos: Introducing Graeme Spencer Smith

Graeme Spencer Smith, an artist and draftsman of Jamaican-British descent, joins the creative community at G.A.S. Lagos for a residency commencing on 01-04-2024 until 26-04-2024. Equiped with a background in ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art, Graeme melds the worlds of architecture, crafts, and sculpture. His unique focus during this residency is to explore...

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Event: Circular Heroes - A Circular Fashion Workshop with Rafael Kouto

Event: Circular Heroes - A Circular Fashion Workshop with Rafael Kouto

Rafael Kouto, a multidisciplinary designer and researcher in residence at G.A.S. Lagos, invites members of the creative community to apply to attend Circular Heroes, a free upcycling workshop at G.A.S. Lagos. This opportunity is open to fashion, textile, and other crafts practitioners. Participants will receive instructions on methods such as embroidery, applique, and...

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